The Politics of Printing

October 30, 2014

Has your mailbox been overflowing lately? Of course it has. Election season is print marketing season. I can't open my mailbox without being bombarded by print marketing materials telling me to Vote Yes on This and Vote No on That, and Don't Vote For Him, Vote for Me.

This is just a single day's worth of election mailers in my mailbox. (Photo by Sonia Mansfield)

This is just a single day's worth of election mailers in my mailbox. (Photo by Sonia Mansfield)

Direct-mail marketing for your political campaign is a smart move. Advertisements on TV, radio and social media channels are easily ignored. But a printed piece in someone's mailbox will at least get looked at, and maybe even saved for Election Day. We print our fair share of print marketing materials for political campaigns at PsPrint, including bumper stickers, postcards, brochures, posters, flyers and more.  In the interest of fairness, I have opted not to showcase them on Hot Off the Press. I don't want the Hot Off the Press to appear to be choosing political sides. If we were playing Dungeons & Dragons, Hot Off the Press would be a True Neutral character. And on that nerdy note, let's check out some of the cool customer artwork that my eye this week ...


Window Cling designed by Frank Gonzales and Lindley Harmon for I Ran 4 A Sled Dog, a 5K Run/1-Mile Walk for Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue and

artychokers-cardoormagnet Car door magnet for


Brochure for Phillies 


Business card for Glama-Rama Barber Shop

mission-bicycle-diecutsticker Die-cut sticker for Mission Bicycle. The artwork is an adaption of the original bicycle messenger stamp, which Mission Bicycle explains in its blog post here.

twoleaves-postcard Postcard design by Lindsay Winkler for Two Leaves & A Bud


Adhesive banner for Witch Doctor

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About Sonia Mansfield

Sonia Mansfield works as the Website Content and Social Media Marketing Manager for PsPrint Blog and, and manages the company's social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest. Her earlier gigs included slaving as a low-paid reporter for a daily newspaper and TV critic for various entertainment blogs. When she’s not working, she’s usually making nerdy “Star Wars” references, talking about TV or watching baseball games. You can email her at

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The PsPrint Blog is a resource for graphic designers, freelancers, small business owners and fans of print marketing. You'll find helpful techniques on printing everything there is to print, including business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, invitations, greeting cards, door hangers, magnets and more. The PsPrint Blog shares creative ways to improve your design and layout skills, and useful tips for marketing your business in any medium. We also like to have a little fun, sharing design inspiration and spotlighting some our favorite customers' printed pieces in our "Hot Off the Press" series.